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In 2012, Daniel Tosh made a rape joke during a standup set in California. A woman in the audience stood up and had a problem with it, being a victim of sexual assault herself. Tosh saw a heckler, and reacted immediately. He said “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, five guys right now?”

Response to the episode was divisive, with many supporting the woman’s blog post about her experience, and many comics arguing for the industry’s freedom of speech (but also, freedom from heckling). It’s interesting to wonder how the same scene would play out now – or if a comic would even go there in the first place. Read more…

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